‘On the one hand, I want to show the extent of colonial exploitation and expose the biases in the narratives taught at school. On the other hand, I hope to centre the experiences and voices of people of colour and highlight the diversities, complexities, and richness of their stories.’
There are an ever-increasing number of East and Southeast Asian creators making excellent comics and graphic novels. It’s not all tragic memoir, either – as this list will show.
The Scottish BAME Writers Network (SBWN) and EDI Scotland have co-produced this survey to capture the perceptions and experiences of people of colour who are engaged, or wish to engage, in Scotland’s literary sector. If you are a person of colour with a connection to Scotland’s literary sector, then we ask you to complete this survey and share your perceptions and experiences.
The masterclass with Ellah Wakatama will help writers develop a key set of tools to edit their own work—both fiction and non-fiction
Who is responsible for writing down history? Who decides which stories make the cut? Is it up to us to ensure our narratives are passed on and archived before our passing?
These questions, though lofty, are important ones to ask.
In this seminar, we’ll explore the inner “colonization” that happens throughout our literary education. How can we work towards dismantling this and finding our own individual literary styles and voices?
We are thrilled to announce our new collaboration with Nancy Adimora and HarperCollins UK! Nancy is the Talent & Audience Development Manager at HarperCollins Publishers and submissions of fiction and non-fiction books are now open to Scottish BAME Writers Network members! Find out more about Nancy, why she got into publishing and what the submission process is.
All the new opportunities to work with Scottish BAME Writers Network in the first half of 2021.
Take a look at these upcoming opportunities by SBWN for writers of colour in Scotland – to write a blog post or host their own workshop!
Scottish BAME Writers Network is looking to hire someone to cover Administration & Media Support for our non-profit organisation. This position will specifically assist with general administrative duties, such as invoicing, managing our inbox and calendar, and updating our website and social media with various opportunities.
0 We’re hiring a new Programme Manager! Scottish BAME Writers Network is looking to hire a new Programme Manager for our non-profit organisation. […]
The Scottish BAME Writers Network (SBWN) is very honoured to have been awarded Creative Scotland funding for their 2021 ‘Staying Connected’ programme.
2020, was an epoch of its own that changed us all.
We began the year in comfort. Comfortable in our own routines and chaos that left us far removed from our own truth and in most instances, the realities of others. As the year progressed, ‘normalness’ was disrupted.
Scottish Black Writers Group is a new, free writers group facilitated by our Co-Director Dean Atta and in association with Scottish PEN. It is a monthly meetup open to writers across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.
How, and how often should you talk to your partner about race? This piece looks at how to navigate these difficult conversations, in light of the BLM movement in America.
A poem by Bee Asha that explores how our awareness of physical touch has changed in lockdown, our inner anxieties left untold and the dramatic reactions that can come from such an unprecedented situation.
+3 On Having a Portfolio Career by Krishan Coupland So. What do you do? It’s a question so common that […]
+8 To the Scottish Literary Sector, At Scottish BAME Writers Network, we are constantly evaluating how effective our programming, opportunities, […]
We are delighted to publish the first “Metaphors for a Black Future Zine” edited by Martha Adonai Williams. This zine is an outcome of our 2020 Metaphors for a Black Future Programme, also curated by Martha, which ran from October 2020 to December 2020.
This craft seminar seeks to help develop our ability to reflect and develop decolonial cosmologies in our work.
We are delighted to partner with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival on the ‘Sensing Stories’ programme.
This Music and Poetry workshop focuses on creative writing to your favourite songs.